Well, then. I posted a request over in my one of my favorite groups on Ravelry (The soon-to-be-no-more Sanguine Gryphon) for recommendations of knitting blogs to read, and I had so many great responses! I've added them all to my "Who I Follow" tab and look forward to checking them out in my downtime.
Today I wore the Rock Island shawl I made out of SG's Mithril,
a 100% wool laceweight yarn that is truly lovely. It has several plies
which makes it feel nice and strong for a laceweight. The skeins have a
generous 750 yards and the wool softens up so nicely after blocking.
So, about The Sanguinge Gryphon. I will miss them. If you're unfamiliar with them, they are a wonderful team of hand-dyers who create unique, beautiful colors on deliciously scrummy yarn bases. Bugga is their most popular, a sport-weight merino/cashmere/nylon blend that truly does live up to the hype.
I'll declare it here: 2012 will be the Year of Knitting from the Stash. Yes. I can purchase new yarn only with a gift certificate or as a reward for hitting a weight-loss goal. I think that seems fair. And just because I won't be buying new yarn doesn't mean I won't be talking about yarn on this blog, there will be plenty, and I think talking about the skeins I already have will help me fight the urge to buy more. Makes sense, yes? Besides, there are no holds barred until the end of 2011. I still have two solid months of frenzied get-it-before-it's-gone purchases to make. :)
What's your yarny weakness? What makes you HAVE TO HAVE it?